Discover innovations and best practices for combining multiple academic subjects to prepare students for a world where all knowledge is integrated.
A Handy Framework for Designing Units of StudyPeople, places, and problems offer rich opportunities for real-world learning. This unit design framework ensures engaging, aligned learning objectives, experiences, and assessments.340
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching Climate ChangeCombining several content areas can guide students to develop a deep understanding of how climate change affects them and their community.
Designing Interdisciplinary Units in Elementary SchoolThis eight-step framework can help teachers create units that integrate science and social studies with math and English language arts.248
Using Culturally Responsive Project-Based Learning to Teach Core SkillsOne school used a PBL unit that combined science, math, and cooking dumplings to explore the many cultures that make up their community.920
There’s More to Calculus Than EquationsA project that encourages students to investigate the origins and history of calculus can boost engagement and promote deeper learning.315
Learning Math by Seeing It as a StoryAn English teacher co-teaching trigonometry asked students to explain an equation to a child and to turn discrete problems into a story.3.8k
The Meeting of Climate Science and LiteratureAn eighth-grade student-led project blends reading climate-change fiction with research and ends with a presentation to younger students.151
A Recipe for Interdisciplinary Project-Based LearningSuccessfully integrating project-based learning across multiple classes requires careful coordination of learning outcomes and the teaching workload.908
How a Literacy-First Program Revived a SchoolA Title I school in the Bronx is dramatically improving student outcomes—one book at a time.2.9k
Connecting Math and Science to Reading and WritingEducators in K-12 classrooms are exploring unique ways to bridge the gap between math, science, and literacy.2.4k
The Magic of STEM-Related Read-Alouds in Elementary SchoolPicture books are an excellent way to introduce young students to science and engineering concepts.438
Incorporating Robotics Across the CurriculumThere’s a place for lessons involving robots in every grade and every subject—not just science and math but English and social studies too.762
Building Critical Thinkers by Combining STEM With HistoryBy asking students to explore the history of scientific discoveries, we get them to view their world with more wonder—and more skepticism—and condition their minds to think about causes and effects.1.5k
How Literature Can Enhance Math and ScienceTeachers can use stories and poems to boost students’ understanding of math and science concepts while giving them extra reading practice.720
Computational Thinking Across the CurriculumFour of the skills used to solve computer science problems can be applied in other classes as well.3k